I have suffered both bladder & bowel incontinence since the mid 1990’s, initially spasmodic, but since my MS was diagnosed three years ago, have had almost no bladder control. Initially the cost of the heavy duty pads (6-8 a day) was by far my biggest weekly expense. The good old NHS now send me huge boxes most months. (where do you hide them so visitors don’t see them?) Last October I had Botox on my bladder, not a very comfortable procedure without anaesthetic, but hey, how great I feel.
Almost no problems, night time and at home never a dribble, to manage to hold out and make it to the loo, with that huge release is bordering on orgasmic. (Sorry to be blunt - but it truelly is a wonderful feeling to have after so long) Still use a big pad if I’m going out for a long day, just to make sure of no accidents, but seriously guys BOTOX has worked for me, just one less thing to worry about in this weird MS world.
If any of you suffer incontinence, promise it has worked for me, so please ask for it. My other MS mates who have had it had anaesthetic (think I suggest a good idea) My two lumber punctures were a doddle in comparison.
Take care one and all - Mary